EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. ME STAND"over time" WAIT OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR.
ONLY ONE* CHILD. WORLD HAVE MILLIONS MORE.
(<) DOESN'T-MATTER YOU CAN'T SEE ME,
(>) DOESN'T-MATTER ME SMALL*'very short',
PAY-ATTENTION ME CRY. WHY? ME REPRESENT"all" (2h)#ALL.
2. YOUR TABLE, ME APPROACH. ASK HELP FEED ME, PLEASE.
MY RICE BOWL, PRESENT-BOWL. BEG HELP-me EAT.
ME STAND OUTSIDE YOUR SCHOOL ROOM. NOT WILLING HELP-me LEARN?
PLEASE GO-AHEAD TEACH-me HOW (<) ME LIVE, (>) ME EARN.
3. ME STAND OUTSIDE YOUR CLINIC, BEG"over time" GIVE-SHOT.
ME STAND OUTSIDE YOUR WASH-BODY PLACE, YOUR WATER CLEAN, MINE NOT.
ME STAND OUTSIDE YOUR OFFICE, BEG GOVERNMENT PLEASE HELP.
BUT CHILDREN POWERLESS, MEAN ME ONLY HOPE"over time", WAIT"over time".
4. ME STAND OUTSIDE YOUR CHURCH++. LISTEN PRAYER ASCEND.
REALLY-WANT GO-AHEAD KNOW GOD UNDERSTANDING, WILLING TAKE-CARE-OF-me.
IF GOD HAVE, GOD LOVE PEOPLE POOR.
ME STILL STAND"over time" WAIT"over time". WAIT WHERE? OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR.
Notes: (2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
APPROACH - (2h)[B], FOs up, DH PO away, ND is held in front of NDH and palm faces it, then both hands approach one another slightly.
RICE - [R], PO > signer, strokes palm of slightly curled [B], FO away. in a motion that moves > signer.
PRESENT-BOWL - When you finish signing bowl, keep your hands in that final position and bring them forward as if presenting a bowl to another person to be filled.
CLINIC - C-HOSPITAL.
POWERLESS - thumb of [C] is placed on muscle and closes as in FLAT-TIRE.
ASCEND - (2h), POs down, FOs away, rise with wg.
REALLY-WANT - the sign WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
UNDERSTANDING - alt.UNDERSTAND.
TAKE-CARE-OF-me - (2h)[K], FOs > signer, cross at wrist and circle perpendicular to chest.
1. I am standing waiting, waiting at your door.
One of hungerÕs children from a billion poor.
Through you cannot see me, though I am so small
Listen to my crying, crying for us all.
2. I stand at your table, asking to be fed
Holding up my rice bowl, begging for your bread,
I stand at your school-room, longing just to learn,
Hoping that youÕll teach me ways to live and earn.
3. I stand at your clinic begging for vaccine,
I stand at your wash place where the waterÕs clean,
I stand at your office, beg the HeadÕs of State,
I am just a child, so I must hope and wait.
4. I stand at your churches, listen to your prayers,
Long to know a God who understands and cares.
If there is a God, God who loves the poor,
IÕm still standing waiting, waiting at your door.